Tuition & Fees

Cost of Attendance

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Tuition and Fees for:

Storm Lake Campus

2020-2021

  • Living on Campus
  • Living With a Parent
  • Commuting, Not Living With a Parent

Storm Lake Campus

2019-20

  • Living on Campus

    On campus living in a standard residence and Marquis meal plan

    Full-time tuition$35,194
           ($17,597 per semester; $1,184/hour, part-time or overload)
    Room and board$9,872
     

    $4,491 room, $4.931 Marquis board
    See additional room and board options below

    Total$44,066

    In addition, we add $3,309 to the estimated total cost of attendance when determining dependent financial need to cover expenses such as books, entertainment, travel expenses, etc. for a residential student as follows:

    Books and supplies$999
    Transportation and misc$2,244
    Loan Fee$66

    *When determining financial aid eligibility for current students, we use an average room and board charge based on the selections made in the previous academic year. For the 2019-20 school year that average equals $9,954.

    This creates a total cost of attendance for first year, residential students of $48,457.

    Residence Options

    • $125/semester additional charge for suites
    • Non-suite medium single additional charge: $518/year; $259/semester
    • Non-suite super single additional charge: $880/year; $440/semester
    • Suite single additional charge: $984/year; $492/semester

    Meal Plan Options

    • 14 meal food plan: $4,464
    • 10 meal food plan: $4,208
  • Living With a Parent
    Full-time tuition$35,194
      $17,597 per semester; $1,184/hour, part-time or overload
    Living allowance and travel$2,579
    Books and supplies$999
    Misc and Loan Fee$1,656
    Total$40,428
  • Commuting, Not Living With a Parent
    Full-time tuition$35,194
      $17,597 per semester; $1,184/hour, part-time or overload
    Living allowance$13,158
    Books and supplies$999
    Loan Fee allowance$66
    Total$49,417

Ranked a Best Value School among regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, BVU is committed to keeping college tuition affordable.

BVU Hybrid and Online

2020-21

Tuition rate: $451 per credit hour

In addition to the tuition charge, we also include an allowance for living expenses (including travel) and books in a student's expected cost of attendance.

  • Full-time student living with a parent
  • Full-time student not living with a parent

BVU Hybrid and Online

2019-2020

Tuition rate: $451 per credit hour

In addition to the tuition charge, we also include an allowance for living expenses (including travel) and books in a student's expected cost of attendance.

  • Full-time student living with a parent
    Full time student living with a parentTuition$13,530
     30 credits taken terms 1-5 
     Books$1,188 per year
     Living & Travel$10,704 per year
     Loan Fee$89 per year
     Total$25,511
  • Full-time student not living with a parent
    Full time student not living with a parentTuition$13,530
     30 credits taken terms 1-5 
     Books$1,188 per year
     Living & Travel$17,556 per year
     Loan Fee$89 per year
     Total$32,363

Graduate Programs

2020-21

  • Master of Science in Education - Professional School Counseling
  • Master of Science in Education – Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Education – Teacher Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education in Special Education

Graduate Programs

2019-20

  • Master of Science in Education - Professional School Counseling

    2019-20 Tuition rate: $552 per credit hour

    Full time studentTuition$9,936
     Terms 1-6, 3 credits per term 
     Books$594 per year
     Loan Fee$127 per year
     Assessment portfolio background check$164 (one time only)
     Total$10,821

    In addition to tuition, travel and living costs are estimated at $17,556 per year.

  • Master of Science in Education – Mental Health Counseling

    2019-20 Tuition rate: $552 per credit hour

    Full time studentTuition$9,936
     Terms 1-6, 3 credits per term 
     Books$594 per year
     Loan Fee$127 per year
     Assessment portfolio fee$139 (one time only)
     Total$10,796

    In addition to tuition, travel and living costs are estimated at $17,556 per year.

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

    2019-20 Tuition rate: $552 per credit hour

    Full time studentTuition$9,936
     Terms 1-6, 3 credits per term 
     Books$594 per year
     Loan Fee$127 per year
     Total$10,657

    In addition to tuition, travel and living costs are estimated at $17,556 per year.

  • Master of Education – Teacher Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction

    2019-20 Tuition rate: $250 per credit hour

    Full time studentTuition$4,500
     Terms 1-6, 3 credits per term 
     Books$594 per year
     Loan Fee$127 per year
     Assessment portfolio fee$139 (one time only)
     Total$5,360

    In addition to tuition, travel and living costs are estimated at $17,556 per year.

  • Master of Education in Special Education

    2019-20 Tuition rate: $250 per credit hour

    Full time studentTuition$4,500
     Terms 1-6, 3 credits per term 
     Books$594 per year
     Loan Fee$127 per year
     Assessment portfolio fee$139 (one time only)
     Total$5,360

    In addition to tuition, travel and living costs are estimated at $17,556 per year.

Alongside thoughtful personal financial planning, our financial assistance program is designed to make it possible for all students to attend BVU.